Where To Watch The Four Major New Year’s Eve Fireworks In New Orleans
New Year’s Eve is almost here and you will have to figure out where you would like to watch the fireworks to ring in 2019. The show promises to be spectacular as New Orleans closes out its Tricentennial year. As a matter of fact, there will be four fireworks this year to honor the occasion. Officials announced of Thursday that the first display will start at 8:30 p.m. near Joe Brown Park in New Orleans East. Then at 9:30 p.m. there will be a firework at City Park’s Big Lake and then at 10:30, another display will go off near Napoleon Avenue and the river. The big fireworks show at the French Quarter and the river will still go off at midnight. “All of our residents will be able to participate and see just the skyline beautiful with fireworks,” said Mayor LaToya Cantrell on Thursday. Here is a short list of some of the spots where you can go to enjoy the main fireworks display.
This year you could head over to Jax Brewery to watch the fleur-de-lis drop and enjoy a spectacular fireworks show. Country stars Florida Georgia Line and Maren Morris will headline the concert that also coincides with the Allstate Fan Fest. Festivities begin at 7 p.m. Actress Lucy Hale will host the Central Time Zone celebration in New Orleans. The event is free and open to the public.
You could watch Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve on TV… or head to Jackson Square to participate in the festivities. Hosted by actress Lucy Hale, this event features live music, celebrity appearances, and a fireworks display. Here you also get to see New Orleans’ version of the TImes Square ball drop – the fleur-de-lis drop!
You Could also join the thousands of others who will line the banks of the river along Woldenberg Park to get a great view of the display.
Crescent City Park
Usually, the park closes after dark, but on New Year’s Eve it will stay open to the public till 1 a.m. There are three entrances to the space in Bywater and Faubourg Marigny, and both of those neighborhoods are thick with venues to celebrate in after the last firework pops off. Crescent Park tends to be less crowded then Woldenberg Park. It offers prime viewing of the West and East bank’s dueling displays.
Keep in mind, the free fireworks show will be visible from both river fronts. Take the Algiers/Canal Street ferry over to Algiers Point, where you can see the display against New Orleans’ glittering skyline. Or stay on the East Bank to ooh and ahh from The Moonwalk Riverfront Park.